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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Purplestem Angelica, Darkpurple Alexanders, Wild Masterwort
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 72 in to 96 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
USDA Zone: 4a-7b
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify at 40F for 8 weeks. Then sow seeds just below the soil surface at 50F and water. Slow.
Seeds Per Oz: 5900
This native wetland plant grows in swampy areas and woodlands, usually near a river or stream. Angelica has a long history of use as a culinary and medicinal herb, since all parts of the plant are edible. When preserved in sugar, the stems make a traditional confection or garnish; both the stems and the seeds are used for making flavoring liqueurs. Many people consider Angelica a vegetable, and eat the celery-like stems raw. In the 15th century Angelica was valued for its medicinal benefits, lauded by many herbalists as a remedy for all ills. Its name comes from the time of the Great Plague in 1665, in a legend that a monk received a cure for the plague from an angel; the cure contained this herb boiled together with molasses and nutmeg, but records do not say whether the mixture had its intended effect. Angelica continues to be associated with protection from evil and disease.
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